Director, Midwest Region
President, Illinois Chapter
Elite Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network
- The Illinois chapter formed a Legislative Committee – co-chaired by IL Chapter Board Members Paul Jenkins and Mike Saltijeral. We have general members who have been doing some lobbying on their own and the committee will bring members/volunteers in to work in a coordinated effort, set targets (e.g. USDOT/IDOT, City of Chicago, Cook County, etc.), and connect with policy makers.
- The Illinois chapter formed a Marketing Committee Marketing committees being chaired by IL chapter board member David Rambhajan. The committee will use member volunteers to focus on social media, organization messaging, outreach, and fundraising.
- We’re creating a survey that will be distributed among our list to gather feedback on things our chapter can do in 2017
- The IL chapter had a capacity crowd for yesterday’s Chapter meeting—we had to cut registration for the event at 80 people. Details on the event are at http://elitejanuary2017.eventbrite.com (you’ll need to click on View Details). Featured guest speakers from Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Walgreens, and A Safe Haven
The Press Release for our chapter’s recognizing the Illinois Tollway through the first “Veteran Business Champion” award (see attached snapshot) is athttps://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/20184/161671/20170126+-+Illinois+Tollway+Named+First+Recipient+of+Veteran+Business+Champion+Award+By+the+Elite+Service+Disabled+Veteran+Owned+Business+Network/1ad4e38e-9305-442e-929c-a20dc9a5ffd1?version=1.0.